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Old 06-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Power drain

My 74 will not turn over at all

I've charged the battery and still nothing

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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I would ALWAYS suspect poor connections in a situation like this. Clean battery terminals AND inside the clamps.......

Remove and clean contacts on starter and relay. Dremel tool wire brush works WAY good for this.

Also clean ANY ground connections to frame and engine block.

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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I just put new clamps on and I had the battery charging all night
It clicked once then nothing
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Check the starter relay. You can jump across the terminals to see if it is bad, you might see some sparks but don't be scared. If it's bad it's a cheap part to replace.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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I bought a new starter solnoid and still nothing
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I just put new clamps on and I had the battery charging all night
It clicked once then nothing
sounds like a bad connection..even new clamps need the connecting surfaced sanded to get a good connection..while you are at it , sand or wire brush the battery posts
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #7
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I just put new cables on and still nothing

The terminals are clean as a whistle
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #8
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Got it to turn over but it's grounding outbsomewhere

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